Mount Washington State Forest

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Coordinates: 42°8′7″N 73°28′29″W / 42.13528°N 73.47472°W / 42.13528; -73.47472
Mount Washington State Forest
Massachusetts State Forest
Country United States
State Massachusetts
County Berkshire
Town Mount Washington
Location East Street
 - elevation 1,470 ft (448 m) [1]
 - coordinates 42°8′7″N 73°28′29″W / 42.13528°N 73.47472°W / 42.13528; -73.47472
Highest point Alander Mountain
 - elevation 2,231 ft (680 m) [2]
Area 4,619 acres (1,869 ha) [3]
Established Unspecified
Management Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation
Location in Massachusetts
Website: Mount Washington State Forest
Not to be confused with Mount Washington State Park.

Mount Washington State Forest is a scenic state forest in the southern Taconic Mountains of the southwestern Berkshire region of Massachusetts. The 4,619-acre (1,869 ha) forest protects 300 acres (120 ha) of old growth northern hardwood forest in separate areas.[4] Bash Bish Falls State Park, featuring Bash Bish Falls and its 80-foot (24 m) drop, lies adjacent to the state forest.[5]

Activities and amenities[edit]

  • Trails: The forest has 30 miles of trails including portions of the Appalachian Trail and the South Taconic Trail, which ascends Alander Mountain. Trails may be used for hiking, walking, horseback riding, mountain biking, and cross-country skiing.
  • Camping: Primitive wilderness camping is available year-round.
  • The forest also offers restrooms, picnicking, fishing, and restricted hunting.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mount Washington State Forest". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ "Alander Mountain". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 
  3. ^ "2012 Acreage Listing". Department of Conservation and Recreation. April 2012. Retrieved January 19, 2014. 
  4. ^ Mary Byrd Davis (23 January 2008). "Old Growth in the East: A Survey". Archived from the original on 17 February 2012. Retrieved 28 August 2013. 
  5. ^ "Mount Washington State Forest". MassParks. Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. Retrieved July 21, 2013. 

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